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ScottsMiracle-Gro Breaks Ground on $3.6 Million Expansion to Increase Production at Fort Madison Manufacturing Facility

New expansion will add jobs and  increase the production capacity at Fort Madison, Iowa for its market-leading  lawn and garden products

Marysville, OH  July 2, 2018– The Scotts Miracle-Gro  Company, the world’s leading  marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden as well as hydroponic growing  products, today broke ground on a $3.6 million expansion at its Ft. Madison,  Iowa Liquids Manufacturing Facility.

To be completed by  November 2018, the expansion will add over 40 full-time positions and include a  new addition that will cover a total of 4,400 sq. ft., house an additional  packaging line and upgrade existing equipment.

"Today, we  produce 70 percent of the liquid products for ScottsMiracle-Gro in Ft. Madison  and next year, with expanded production capacity, we will produce over 95  percent of the Company’s Miracle-Gro®, Ortho® and Roundup® consumer products.  " said Leslie Malinski, Director of Liquid Operations.

Fort Madison will  be the main producer in the nation for liquid lawn and garden products  following the Company’s announced plans to close its liquids manufacturing plant  in Pearl, Mississippi earlier this year.
  Scotts Miracle-Gro has  owned and operated the facility at Ft. Madison since 1999.

For more  information about Scotts Miracle-Gro or career opportunities at the Company, visit  their website at https://scottsmiraclegro.com.

About ScottsMiracle-Gro
  The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is the world's  largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care. The  Company's brands are among the most recognized in the industry. The Company's  Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are market-leading in their categories,  as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in the U.S. and certain  other countries by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. We maintain a minority  interest in TruGreen®, the largest residential lawn care service business, and  in Bonnie Plants®, the largest marketer of edible gardening plants in retail  channels.  The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, The Hawthorne Gardening  Company, is a leading provider of nutrients, lighting and other materials used  in the hydroponic growing segment. For additional information, visit us at www.scottsmiraclegro.com.

For media inquiries:
  Molly Jennings
  molly.jennings@scotts.com 
  937-578-1352
  The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

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